July 4, 1933-July 5, 2012
Menlo Park, California
With family close by her side, Lora Louise Fichou passed away and moved onward on July 5 at the age of 79. Born July 4, 1933, in Chicago, Lora moved to Menlo Park at the age of 10 with her parents, Fern and Eduardo Colombo, where she lived most of her life. She attended Castilleja School and then graduated from Sequoia High School in 1951.
She married Jean Jacques Fichou in Morocco in 1952 and lived there briefly before moving to France for several years. She is the mother of five children. For many years, Lora worked as a clerk at Village Stationers in Menlo Park, where she became a familiar face to many townspeople. She was also a well-liked assistant at Little House and Rosener House in Menlo Park. Lora was an especially intuitive individual who provided keen insights and valuable counsel to her friends. She had a special affinity to animals, especially the beloved dogs and cats she kept as pets over the years. Her family lineage has been traced directly to the famed explorer Christopher Columbus.
Lora is survived by her five children, Jean-Yves Fichou, Marc Michel Fichou, Charles Dominique Fichou, Yannette Fichou Edwards, and David Lynn Fichou, as well as seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Menlo Park on Tuesday, July 24th at 5 p.m. A reception will follow the service; details will be provided at a later date. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Lora’s name to Pets In Need (http://www.petsinneed.org/).